NRF Releases Holiday Sales Predictions

| Daniela Forte

The National Retail Federation announced its holiday retail sales for November and December. It is expecting an increase of 3.6% to 4% for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.80 billion last year. See what is aiding in the increase in sales this holiday season.

Parents Lagging with Back-to-School Shopping

| MCM Staff

The National Retail Federation reported that only 13 of parents have completed all their shopping while 23% had not started at all. See what other trends are expected this back-to-school season.

Retailers Welcome New Online Sales Tax Push

| Daniela Forte

The proposed Marketplace Fairness Act, which allows states to collect tax from out-of-state online sellers even if they don’t have a physical presence there, was recently reintroduced in the Senate. The effort is being lauded by the National Retail Federation, which represents many brick-and-mortar companies. See what the new measure calls for and how it would impact retailers.